Central Arkansas Summer 2018

Jun 30, 2018
Conway, Arkansas, United States

University of Central Arkansas - McCastlain Hall

201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AR 72034

McCastlain East Commons Ballroom

Central Arkansas Summer 2018 website
Raymond Goslow
WCA Delegate
Seth Talbot
raymond@goslow.net, instaham37@gmail.com
Competitor Limit
Entry Fee
$20 (United States Dollar)

This will be the first ever WCA competition in the state of Arkansas! There is a 100 competitor limit, so be sure to sign up soon to reserve your spot. The registration fee is $20.

The listed address is the address for the entire UCA campus. The competition will be in the East Ballroom of McCastlain Hall, which does not have a specific address. It is marked exactly on the Google Maps link to the left, as well as on this campus map.

Registration period

Online registration will be open from to . Other forms of registration may be allowed (such as registration at the door). Be sure to read through all the competition details to find out.

Registration requirements

Once registration has opened, you may register for this competition by simply going to the "Register" tab on the left and selecting the events you wish to compete in so that they are shaded in. Also indicate the amount of guests (family or friends) that will be accompanying you to the competition. Your registration for this competition will not be complete until you have paid the registration fee. You will be put on a waiting list until you have paid the registration fee. We are accepting payments through Stripe for this competition, and there will be a pop-up with the payment info after you register.

Any requested changes to registration before June 23rd will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us and we will work it out.

If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us. If it is before June 16th, you are eligible for a refund of your fee. There will be no refunds issued after April June16th.

On site registrations will be permitted for this competition, unless the competitor limit is met before registration closes.

The listed address is the address for the entire UCA campus. The competition will be in McCastlain Hall, which does not have a specific address. It is marked exactly on the Google Map above, as well as on this campus map.

University of Central Arkansas - McCastlain Hall
201 Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR 72035

Room Details:
The competition will be in the McCastlain East Commons Ballroom. Enter the building through the main entrance, then follow the hallway to the left to the ballroom.

Most parking is free on weekends. Just be sure not to park anywhere assigned to someone or in a handicapped space.

The nearest hotels are at Exits 125 and 127 of I-40.

The closest major airport is Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, approximately 35 miles south.
1 Airport Rd
Little Rock, AR 72202

Event Round Cutoff Time Time Limit # Advancing to Next Round Round Format
3x3x3 Cube First 10:00 Top 75% Average of 5
Second 10:00 Top 12 Average of 5
Final 10:00 Average of 5
2x2x2 Cube First 2:00 Top 12 Average of 5
Final 2:00 Average of 5
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final 2:00 5:00 Best of 2/Average of 5
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final 6:30 10:00 Best of 2/Average of 5
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 20:00 Cumulative Best of 3
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First 1:00 2:30 Top 12 Best of 2/Average of 5
Final 2:30 Average of 5
Pyraminx First 2:00 Top 12 Average of 5
Final 2:00 Average of 5
Skewb (Tentative) Final 2:00 Average of 5

Cutoff Time: The time a competitor must achieve within their first 2 solves (1 solve for 7x7) in order to complete the average for the first round of an event.
Time Limit: The time at which if an attempt exceeds this time the competitor will then be awarded a DNF.
The number of competitors moving on to the subsequent rounds may change based on if the competition is ahead or behind schedule.

Time Event
8:00-8:30 Setup
8:30-8:40 New Competitor Tutorial
8:40-9:45 2x2 Round 1
9:45-11:00 3x3 Round 1
11:00-12:00 Pyra Round 1
12:00-12:45 Lunch/3x3 BLD Final
12:45-1:30 3x3 Round 2
1:30-2:30 4x4 Combined Final
2:30-3:30 OH Combined Round 1
3:30-4:30 7x7 Combined Final
4:30-4:45 Pyra Final
4:45-5:00 OH Final
5:00-5:15 2x2 Final
5:15-5:30 3x3 Final
5:30-6:00 Awards/Cleanup

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete:

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here:

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial Saturday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up with the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. So don't forget to bring your main cubes with you.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?

A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube!

Q: What is the competition like?

A: Competitions are usually a large room with a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing: Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see all the timers, competitors, and staffers of the competition. Most competitions also have a break for lunch which can be found on the schedule. The competing is split up into groups, as to better organize who competes when (Information on groups will be sent out a couple weeks prior to the competition)

Q: How do I find results?

A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to Cubecomps.com to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay your registration fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, than to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

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This competition will be sponsored by thecubicle.us! They will provide prizes for the top three competitors in each event.